Glasgow, G3, United Kingdom
Job type: Contract
Axis Animation is looking to hire experienced LEAD HOUDINI FX ARTISTS on an ongoing basis to lead project based FX teams. There is potential for exceptional candidates to move into a more permanent role within the team.
This role requires a skilled FX artist with a broad background creating high quality FX assets and shots across a variety of projects.
You’ll be a personable, pro-active, self starter who can motivate and lead the team around you as well as work with the project Director to realise his vision and ensure the standard and quality of the FX is consistently high.
Prior Lead experience is beneficial, however this would be a good opportunity for an experienced Mid or Snr artist to step up. Thorough knowledge of Houdini is essential as is the ability to troubleshoot technical problems. A good understanding of the animation pipeline including pre-production, production and post-production is also beneficial
Tasks will include building FX assets to create a variety of realistic and stylised FX elements, and implementing these on specific shots, providing the lighting and comp team with both test and final renders of these elements.
Candidates must be willing and able to work onsite in Glasgow, and preferably have relevant visas in place permitting this at time of application. However sponsorship VISAs may be possible for exceptional candidates.
Founded in 2000, Axis is an award-winning, international studio of directors, designers, artists, animators, writers and producers that creates content for the biggest names in video games, film, television, commercials and online entertainment.
As a creative team we go out of our way to get under the skin of every project and deliver beyond client expectations. We are passionate about our craft, and we challenge ourselves to leave a lasting impression with every piece of work.
No matter the client, brand, genre or delivery platform, our creative output is distinctive, engaging and entertaining.
Accordingly Axis has won numerous industry accolades, including: a prestigious Cannes Gold Lions Award, New York Festival Awards, D&AD nominations, London International Awards, Promax Awards and a Best Animation BAFTA.
In 2014, Axis were proud to receive the Queen's Award for Enterprise, a highly prestigious honour bestowed by Her Majesty The Queen only to businesses that display the highest levels of excellence.